Udupi, Dec 20, 2015: According to the Padubidri police, an autorickshaw driver was killed and a pedestrian was injured when an autorickshaw overturned at Tenka Yermal village coming under Padubidri police station limits on Dec 19, Saturday.
Sharan Bangera (30) was driving his autorickshaw with a passenger from Kaup to Padubidri on National Highway 66 around 9 a.m. He applied the brakes suddenly when he saw a pedestrian trying to cross the highway at Tenka Yermal village. This led to the autorickshaw hitting Raju, the pedestrian, and then overturning and landing by the side of the road.
A severely injured Bangera died on the way to the hospital, while Raju, who suffered a fracture to his leg had been admitted to a private hospital in Udupi. A case had been registered at the Padubidri police station and investigations were on, the police said.